American Water Ski Educational Foundation Award of Distinction 1997
Inducted into the Florida Water Ski Federation Hall of Fame 2003
Jim McCormick of Seffner has been one of the sport’s trainers of champions for years. He has also made his three-lake ski site available for numerous major tournaments, including the Pan American Championships and several U.S. Water Ski Team Trials. Jim’s competitive career was cut short by a knee injury in 1958, when he began concentrating on coaching. He emigrated from his native Missouri to Florida in 1967, which allowed year-round coaching.